Saturday, December 15, 2007

LSU Shooting

A shooting at LSU (off campus) left two people dead. Both victims were shot in the head and one was tied up with computer cable according to Yahoo news. The two students lived in an apartment housing for married and graduate students (they were doctorial candidates from India, so might have been an ethnic killing).

Police did not lock down the school, but the shooter(s) remain at large.

BATON ROUGE, La. - Police searched for suspects Friday in the shooting deaths of two Louisiana State University students, and unlike other schools in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre, the school decided against locking down the campus.

Police patrols were increased on the 28,000-student campus, and students were urged to be cautious as they wrapped up final exams and headed home for the holiday break. But LSU Chancellor Sean O'Keefe said police chose not to blockade the campus or reschedule the tests after determining the two doctoral candidates from India were slain in an isolated home invasion.

The victims were found late Thursday after being shot in the head inside an apartment complex for married and graduate students. One was tied up with a computer cable. The killings were the first on campus in more than a decade.

The suspects remain at large.

Yahoo News

I hope they catch the killer(s) that did this and bring them to justice. I'm not sure about the policy LSU has about students and guns (and not sure if a gun would have helped the victims) but I am sure that I would want to be able to attempt to protect myself in that situation.

My prayers and thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victims.



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Friday, December 14, 2007

Donate to Fred!



Looking for 2400 donors. Got to get out there and kill the Huckabeast :)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Fred! Apologizes to Huck

Link from Insty about the Fred campaign and the 'apology' they offered to Huck for pointing out his record on things.
Fred Thompson Campaign Apologies
Posted on December 13th, 2007
By Sean Hackbarth in Taxes, Cuba, Immigration

From Karen Hanretty, Deputy Communications Director:

In light of Mike Huckabee’s heartfelt apology to Mitt Romney for making reference to Romney’s religion in the New York Times Magazine, we at the Thompson Campaign would like to offer Huckabee our own heartfelt apologies for some references we’ve made about his record as Governor of Arkansas.

We apologize for pointing out that as Governor of Arkansas, Huckabee offered in-state tuition to illegal immigrants. That’s something he’d probably just as soon no one talk about.

A recent Washington Post-ABC News Iowa poll of Iowans likely to vote in the Republican caucus stated illegal immigration as their top issue of concern, tied with the war in Iraq.

We apologize for pointing out that in 2002 Huckabee wrote Pres. Bush a letter asking him to lift the Cuban embargo. It’s easy to see how Huckabee might have missed the finer points of a 40-year embargo. While he obviously knew enough about the embargo to ask that it be lifted, Huckabee clearly didn’t know enough to ask that it not be lifted. So for that, we’re sorry.

In 2002, Governor Huckabee strongly advocated lifting the embargo against Cuba saying it “harm[s] our own agricultural and business interests,” “has not helped the people of Cuba” and has “provided Castro with a convenient excuse for his own failed system of government.” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 3/29/02)
Fred File
Read the rest, it was a great apology :)

Britain Surrenders

I'm sure all of my Brit friends have had a bad day if they've kept abreast at the news. No one I've talked to actually believed that Britain would actually sign the EU Treaty, but they have done it. The EU is becoming a country, slowly but surely; this is the latest step in depriving the citizens of the countries of Europe of their ability to govern their lands.
FOREIGN Secretary David Miliband signed the hated EU treaty - hours before Prime Minister Gordon Brown arrived in Lisbon.

Due to the PM's delayed arrival, Mr Miliband was the only foreign minister to attend the televised ceremony alone, amid a stream of prime ministers and presidents from the other 26 EU states.

Mr Brown also later signed the document in a low key ceremony.

The news will be a blow to the country's voters - The Sun's EU petition has received 28,000 votes saying no to the Treaty.

Today’s ceremony took place in the beautiful surroundings of Lisbon's 500-year-old Jeronimos Monastery.
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The warning was issued to the PM last night as he prepared to wave the white flag over our right to make our own laws.

It emerged tens of thousands of foreigners facing the boot from the UK will be winners.

They will get new rights to overturn decisions by Britain’s Immigration and Asylum Tribunal.

It means failed asylum seekers will be free to take their cases to the European Court of Justice in Strasbourg — giving the final say to unelected EU judges.
The Sun
As I said, first step. Now that the countries of Europe have NO border control, there basically are no borders.

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Huck you very much

Huckabeefacts.com is about the Dumond release by Huckabee and one woman's crusade to get him off the ticket. Video below the fold.
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Photos

Some photos I found on the computer backup-drive. Will take abit to load for you people on dial-up sorry.

I've been kind of out of it today (just tired) so not much posting or visiting.






Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Shooting in LV

The American Pundit has this on the Las Vegas shootings:
Six students, either junior high or high schoolers, were shot today while exiting a school bus in Las Vegas.
The American Pundit
Head over there for the quotes. Video from Clip Syndicate under the fold (click below to see).
Click for the rest of the story

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Web Hosting

Looking for web hosting (ad-free)? Not happy with your current web host or just looking for a little web hosting choice?

Goto Web Hosting Choice and let them look for you. You put in what you want to pay (monthly, set-up fee) and how much hosting you need and they'll try to find it for you. I may have to look into it myself with my godaddy runs out (seems I can get a better deal out there hehe)

No matter what host you need, it seems they can find it. They have a directory for any kind of host you can need (unix, windows, php, mySQL, etc.) and easy to use search engine. The site is basically made and easy to navigate. Give it a try and let me know if they got you what you wanted.


NewsBusted

Newsbusters regularly puts out a youtube video where they basically make fun of the news.


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Happy Birthday


Lil bit is another year older on this day. I hope this day and all the rest are what she wants them to be and I thank G-d everyday for her being in my life.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Picture

Still don't have the halloween pictures, but did get this Christmas one.


Vick Sentencing

Michael Vick was sentenced today to 23 months for his role in the dog fighting business he funded.

His lawyers were asking for 6-12 months and looked to get it until recently when Vick failed a drug test while awaiting sentencing (a big no-no).
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison Monday for his role in a dogfighting conspiracy that involved gambling and killing pit bulls.

The suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback could have been sentenced up to five years by District Judge Henry E. Hudson. Vick was dressed in a black-and-white striped prison suit and apologized to the court and his family.

Vick pleaded guilty in August, admitting he bankrolled the "Bad Newz Kennels" dogfighting operation and helped kill six to eight dogs.

In a plea agreement, he admitted bankrolling the dogfighting ring on his 15-acre property in rural southeastern Virginia and helping kill pit bulls that did not perform well in test fights. He also admitted providing money for bets on the fights but said he never shared in any winnings.
Breitbart
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Huckabee's Killers

We've heard of the 'conservative' Huckabees' stand on immigration, his record on taxes and his help to get Drumond released. We also know that he released (parole or clemency) more prisoners than the six surrounding governors did during the same time-frame (about 1 every 4 days). Now we have a story of one murderer that Huckabee made eligible for parole (over the objections of everyone except the defense attorney it seems) because a fellow minister felt the murder was an accident. Below the fold is the story (via Drudge)
Gov. Huckabee probably never read the confession of a demented killer named Glen Green before he made the monster eligible for parole.
___ Green's confession is so depraved, its sadistic details so scary that no sane, responsible adult would consider him for parole.
___ If the governor didn't read the confession, he is guilty of dereliction of duty.
___ But if he read the confession and still considers Green deserving of parole, he's certainly unfit to hold office. Who would free a madman who beat an 18-year-old woman with Chinese martial-arts sticks, raped her as she barely clung to life, ran over her with his car, then dumped her in the bayou, her hand reaching up, as if begging for mercy?
___ We're publishing the gruesome picture of Green's victim on the front page because we believe her hand is reaching up to demand justice.
___ In usual fashion, Huckabee's office didn't even contact the victim's family about the clemency.
___ Although he's required to by the Constitution, the governor, as is his custom, won't say why he granted clemency to this crazed killer (over the unanimous objections of the Post-Prison Transfer Board).
___ Huckabee apparently listened to Green's minister (and a friend of the governor), who thinks the murder was an accident and Green was forced to confess.
The Leader
Read the entire thing, it is mind boggling how someone would think a person that did this is capable of being allowed to walk in society again. {granted I don't know all the facts and something could be radically different than what I believe or do know, but I would have to be proven wrong on that}

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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Church Shooting

Been at work so I don't know much about this.




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Fred!

Hawkins interviews Fred's campaign manager (Bill Lacy):

Let's say a fan of Fred comes up to you and says, "If Fred wins the nomination, tell me how he could beat Hillary?" Give us an idea of what you would tell him about how Fred could beat Hillary Clinton.

The first thing I will tell you, John, is that I have been quoted 2 or 3 times during the campaign as saying, since I arrived on the scene in August and since there was so much work to be done to win the nomination, I have been repeatedly quoted as saying that I spent about 3 seconds trying to figure out how to win the general election. Let me say that as a very honest caveat.

But, what I think Fred Thompson has going for him in the general election, and this is true whether it's Senator Clinton, Senator Obama, or Senator Edwards that he's running against is,

#1) He's a good, solid conservative.

#2) His image is...thoughtful and non-threatening. What I think makes Fred an absolutely superior general election candidate is that his rhetoric is not going to scare people. His policies are going to be thoughtful. It will be a little bit Reaganesque because people will disagree with his policies, but they will respect him as an individual. That offers our party a wonderful opportunity to bust out of this total "us vs. them" mentality and to reach out to the other side of the aisle, to some of the more conservative Democrats, to get them supporting the Republican nominee for President.

I think Fred has improved as a candidate dramatically in the last four months. He has done well in the debates he has been in and has steadily improved. He is a very, very capable candidate and I think he is someone that the Republican Party can very easily rally around. He is really acceptable to everyone. He is not acceptable to very few in the party. I think he can ignite the faithful of the party, he can reach out to others, and...his policies are the most conservative, in a reasonable way, of any of the Republican candidates. (Also), I think he would be viewed as less threatening and more genuine. That is (something) that would work very well for him in the general election.

RightWingNews

Read the whole interview. There are some good questions by John and good answers by Bill; with Huck about to take a fall, there will be a 'conservative' hole to fill and Fred should be able to jump right into it.

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Voice of an Angel